With an in-house research department, a nationally recognized political consulting group, and an award-winning creative department, Preston-Osborne is clearly more than just your typical public relations and public affairs shop. It’s a genuinely full-service communications agency that takes a personalized strategic approach to each new assignment, selecting the appropriate tools and tactics. Some clients use the full array of Preston’s services, while others cherry pick. All get impressive results.
In the public affairs arena, Preston has earned a reputation for its work in the energy sector, working with clients such as the Alabama Electric Cooperative, Central Indiana Power, and Columbia Gas of Kentucky. Other clients of note include Ashland, Bob Evans Farms, CSX, the University of Kentucky, Wal-Mart, and a local environmental initiative known as PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment) for which the firm won a Silver Anvil last year.
Preston has revenues of about $2 million and a surprisingly strong management team including Phil Osborne, who took over as president from founder Tom Preston five years ago (Preston now runs sister company Preston Global, which specializes in crisis prevention and anti-terrorism) and Jay Blanton, who returned to the firm last year after serving as special assistant to the Kentucky State Treasurer.